Matador Headlines

  • 24 Sep

    Vaniman joins Matador Athletics Family

    While every year presents new challenges, Matador Athletics is happy to announce the addition of Alyssa Vaniman as a certified athletic trainer joining the Matador Family in preparation for the 2021 seasons.

  • 23 Sep

    Exciting Changes in Matador Athletic Training

    As Matador Athletics continues to pursue opportunities to help student-athletes succeed academically, socially, and athletically, the Matador Athletic Training Room will look completely different by the time competition resumes in January 2021.

    That begins with the addition of two Certified Athletic Trainers in Alyssa Vaniman MS, ATC and Christopher Black.

  • 02 Sep

    Dragicevic Named SAOTY in ACCAC

    YUMA, Ariz. – A historic season in the book of Matador Men’s Soccer added an inspiring finish as Freshman Goalkeeper Duro Dragicevic was named the ACCAC’s Male Student Athlete of the Year.

    The award encompasses Dragicevic’s stellar freshman year at Arizona Western as the Australian Keeper led the Matadors, as a Team Captain, to the NJCAA Tournament in Tyler, Texas by posting six clean sheets and a pair of NJCAA Top Plays.

  • 15 Jul

    Cash Commits to Western New Mexico

    Williams NJCAA All-American Highlights

    YUMA, Ariz--A key cog during the Matador Basketball District Championship team's run to Hutchinson, All-American point guard Cash Williams announced his intent to continue to career at NCAA Division II Western New Mexico.

    Williams was impossible to miss on the court during his two seasons at Arizona Western and quickly established himself at the collegiate level as a dynamic playmaker.

  • 11 Jul

    Flores Signs with Tigers

    YUMA, Ariz---While Major League Baseball transactions have been hard to come by lately, Matadors flamethrower Wilmer Flores signed as an undrafted free-agent with the Detroit Tigers organization.

    The right handed native of Venezuela displayed a power arm in his lone spring with the Matadors, striking out 16 batters in just 11.2 innings over six appearances for Arizona Western before the pandemic hit.

  • 24 Jun

    Matadors are NJCAA All-Academic

    YUMA, Ariz. – As Matador Athletics continues to write new chapters on the field and in the gym, it’s the chapters they are completing in the classroom that are establishing new standards of academic excellence.

    All seven Arizona Western Matador Athletic Teams making NJCAA All-Academic Honors.

    That means it is the second straight year all seven Matador teams achieved a combined GPA above 3.0, hitting 3.2 in 2019-2020.

  • 15 Jun

    Smith and Stratton Inducted into ACCAC Hall of Fame

    The Arizona Community College Athletic Conference has announced the 2020 Hall of Fame Class headlined by two long-time contributors to the conference from Arizona Western.

    Athletic Director Jerry Smith and former Matador Baseball Coach John Stratton have been inducted into the ACCAC Hall of Fame.

  • 09 Jun

    11 Members of 2019 Squad Take Next Step

    YUMA, Ariz. – After a historic season, twelve members of the Arizona Western Men’s Soccer team will be continuing their athletic and academic careers at four-year institutions.

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